I love supporting other mom entrepreneurs whenever I can. When my friend at Felicity PR (run and operated by moms) invited me to their inaugural Woman Cave event, I promised I'd be there, and I'm so happy I went. I saw many of the awesome women I usually only chat with online, and I met some smart entrepreneurs who shared their advice. I was exposed to new products and services, and the day reminded me how important it is to get out and network!
Here's some of the stuff I saw that had me hooked:
The day started off with a surprisingly yummy treat and a neat twist on granola bars. We were treated to parfaits created with crumbled Fibre 1 Bars, yogurt, and fresh fruit. It was a delicious, healthy treat, and the best part? Each Fibre 1 bar equals 20% of your daily fibre intake.
Sad fact: 62 million girls around the world don't attend school. I adore this Pink LemonAid fundraising initiative launched by Plan's Because I Am A Girl to support girls around the world. My daughter has already hosted a few Pink LemonAid stands to raise money for Plan Canada and even made this video to raise awareness. If you're looking for a meaningful family activity this summer, consider running a Pink LemonAid stand to raise funds for this worthy organization!
Taessa believes it's time for women to have an alternative to yoga wear when you just want something comfy and casual to throw on. Her collection of high end jumpsuits are "the perfect balance of playful sophistication and luxurious comfort." You can see her collections here.
These fun practical bags come in so many bold colours and designs that it's impossible to pick a favourite. They're made of durable, waterproof fabric so they can be wiped clean and are great for schlepping stuff to the beach, cottage, or on vacation. I'm taking mine to Italy when I go to Me and Mom in Tuscany with my daughter this summer. It folds flat in a suitcase so it's easy to pack and will be perfect as a shopping bag for my Italian excursions. You can buy them online here.
Yummy made-to-order cookies including these handmade ice cream sandwiches are what Sweet Flour Bakery is known for: decadent and delicious treats. Check them out in Toronto here.
These are brilliant little chic diaper bags developed by a couple of moms. You can use them to carry your baby’s diaper changing essentials; you can use them for your potty training with toddler (holds a change of clothes, extra underwear etc.), and then as your baby gets older, use as a makeup or travel case. Look at all the cute colours here.
It's so important for women to take care of ourselves. Forget guilty pleasure - there are real medical benefits to time at the spa. Everyone who attended the Woman Cave was invited to experience a signature Elmwood Spa massage. I was too busy schmoozing, but every single person who was treated to a massage was in heaven. Here's more info about Elmwood Spa massages.
Congrats to the team at Felicity PR for such a fun, interactive event. Make sure I'm on your guest list for next year's Woman Cave!